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December 6, 2011 Can Affordable Housing Be Eco-Friendly, Too?Source: EcoTechling
Eco-friendly, affordable housing. That might sound like an oxymoron, but it’s exactly what is in the works just east of downtown Denver. KTGY Group Architecture+Planning has announced construction of the Bluff Lake Apartments, a...
December 2, 2011 Energy Department Offers Funds to Ease Rules for Rooftop SolarSource: BusinessWeek
The U.S. Department of Energy will distribute $12 million to local governments, universities and others to help simplify rooftop solar regulations. The money is intended to ease permitting for solar panels installed on roofs...
The city of San Rafael, Dominican University and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on a new program aimed at making small businesses greener and simultaneously saving them cash. The Greening for Profit program...
December 2, 2011 GM offers to buy back Chevrolet Volts from fearful ownersSource: USA Today
General Motors will buy a Chevrolet Volt back from any owner who is afraid the plug-in extended range electric car will catch fire, the company's CEO told the Associated Press today. CEO Dan Akerson insisted that the cars are...
December 2, 2011 Obama, Clinton to announce energy saving programSource: Boston.com
WASHINGTON—Enlisting former President Bill Clinton as a partner, President Barack Obama is announcing a $4 billion effort to increase the energy efficiency of government and private sector buildings, aiming for fuel savings and...
December 1, 2011 Delay greening your business and you will pay the priceSource: MoneyWeb
DURBAN – Businesses who delay going green could soon face stiff penalties and lose out on lucrative business deals due to their lack of credentials. Nedbank’s sustainability and carbon specialist, Marco Lotz, says those who go...
November 30, 2011 US: A Look at Renewable EnergySource: FX Street
As more companies voluntarily participate in international consortiums such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, firm-level carbon measurement and energy use reduction will be essential to achieving cost savings and ...
November 28, 2011 Myhrvold: Subsidies Stymie Wind, Solar InnovationSource: Bloomberg
This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched a formal investigation into complaints, lodged by the U.S. solar-cell manufacturers, that the government of China is funneling loan guarantees, grants and subsidies to its...
November 23, 2011 Greening your business paysSource: MoneyWeb
JOHANNESBURG – Companies resisting change in the move towards a green economy could find themselves out in the cold as many corporates take the lead in lowering their carbon footprint to prevent climate change.
November 21, 2011 "We're green and we can prove it"Source: DC Velocity
Skeptics once may have considered the movement toward sustainable practices in American business to be a temporary detour from business as usual. To make those practices, well, sustainable, they argued, required more than a...
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